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JUDICIAL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does judicial mean? 

JUDICIAL (adjective)
  The adjective JUDICIAL has 4 senses:

1. decreed by or proceeding from a court of justice
2. belonging or appropriate to the office of a judge
3. relating to the administration of justice or the function of a judge
4. expressing careful judgment

  Familiarity information: JUDICIAL used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


JUDICIAL (adjective)


Sense 1judicial [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Decreed by or proceeding from a court of justice

Context example:

a judicial decision

Similar:

legal (established by or founded upon law or official or accepted rules)


Sense 2judicial [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Belonging or appropriate to the office of a judge

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context example:

judicial robes

Pertainym:

judge (a public official authorized to decide questions brought before a court of justice)


Sense 3judicial [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Relating to the administration of justice or the function of a judge

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Synonyms:

juridic; juridical; judicial

Context example:

judicial system

Pertainym:

justice (the quality of being just or fair)


Sense 4judicial [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Expressing careful judgment

Synonyms:

discriminative; judicial

Context examples:

discriminative censure / a biography ...appreciative and yet judicial in purpose

Similar:

critical (characterized by careful evaluation and judgment)


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